|Mellody Hobson: Color blind or color brave? - TED.com|
The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a "conversational third rail." But, she says, that's exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring -- makes for better businesses and a better society.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; business; communication; inequality; race; TED2014; 2014
|Yoruba Richen: What the gay rights movement learned from the civil rights movement - TED.com|
As a member of both the African American and LGBT communities, filmmaker Yoruba Richen is fascinated with the overlaps and tensions between the gay rights and the civil rights movements. She explores how the two struggles intertwine and propel each other forward — and, in an unmissable argument, she dispels a myth about their points of conflict. A powerful reminder that we all have a stake in equality.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; LGBT; inequality; race; TED2014; 2014
|Vernā Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them - TED.com|
Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly — as we've seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York. Diversity advocate Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; inequality; race; social change; society; TEDxBeaconStreet; 2014
|Thelma Golden: How art gives shape to cultural change - TED.com|
Thelma Golden, curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, talks through three recent shows that explore how art examines and redefines culture. The "post-black" artists she works with are using their art to provoke a new dialogue about race and culture -- and about the meaning of art itself.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; arts; culture; design; entertainment; race; TED2009; 2009
|Nate Silver: Does race affect votes? - TED.com|
Nate Silver has answers to controversial questions about race in politics: Did Obama's race hurt his votes in some places? Stats and myths collide in this fascinating talk that ends with a remarkable insight on how town planning can promote tolerance.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; cities; politics; race; statistics; urban planning; 2009
|Ben Dunlap talks about a passionate life - TED.com|
Wofford College president Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; culture; education; entertainment; library; literature; race; storytelling; TED2007; 2007
|Steven Levitt analyzes crack economics - TED.com|
Freakonomics author Steven Levitt presents new data on the finances of drug dealing. Contrary to popular myth, he says, being a street-corner crack dealer isn’t lucrative: It pays below minimum wage. And your boss can kill you.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; business; cities; culture; economics; race; 2004
|Spencer Wells builds a family tree for humanity - TED.com|
All humans share some common bits of DNA, passed down to us from our African ancestors. Geneticist Spencer Wells talks about how his Genographic Project will use this shared DNA to figure out how we are -- in all our diversity -- truly connected.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; DNA; anthropology; culture; evolution; genetics; race; science; 2007
|Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English - TED.com|
Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator”; in her powerful spoken-word essay "Broken English," she celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; culture; language; race; spoken word; TEDSalon NY2014; 2014
|Nina Jablonski breaks the illusion of skin color - TED.com|
Nina Jablonski says that differing skin colors are simply our bodies' adaptation to varied climates and levels of UV exposure. Charles Darwin disagreed with this theory, but she explains, that's because he did not have access to NASA.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; anthropology; biology; evolution; human origins; humanity; race; science; 2009
|Stew says "Black Men Ski" - TED.com|
What happens when a black man visits Aspen? Singer/songwriter Stew and his band are about to let you know.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; arts; culture; entertainment; live music; music; performance; poetry; race; short talk; sports; 2006
|Anna Deavere Smith: Four American characters - TED.com|
Writer and actor Anna Deavere Smith gives life to author Studs Terkel, convict Paulette Jenkins, a Korean shopkeeper and a bull rider, excerpts from her solo show "On the Road: A Search for American Character."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; Featured; MacArthur grant; United States; arts; culture; entertainment; history; interview; performance; performance art; race; sports; storytelling; theater; 2005